Need for adequate materials for Language Education and Literacy.
abdul at December 28th, 2012
As noted by UNESCO (2003),
Education in the mother-tongue is essential for language vitality. There are language communities that maintain strong oral traditions, and some do not wish their language to be written. In some other communities, literacy in their language is a source of pride. However, literacy is directly linked with social and economic development. Needed are books and materials on all topics for various ages and language abilities.
Many books were written for study of Igala Language in the eighties and nineties, due to lack of concerns about the threat to the endangerment of Igala Language from our local authorities which is to be encourage by government agencies, Those books with rich cultural and educational potentials to grow Igala Language are all today left to dust on shelves. No new edition were written, the new generation of Igala children hardly see them to read. on this note, Igalapedia has created an avenue where Igala authors will preview in part or whole the content of their books on our website for promotion of Igala language, culture and tradition. Igalapedia is also paying the price for using the articles offline by committing resources to building a desktop application for the benefit of those who may not be opportune to have access to internet. An excerpt from the book on the website will be used to populate the Igalapedia desktop application in the like of Encarta encyclopedia for the promotion of Igala Language to the outside world.